Silly Vampire Truffles

I *almost* didn’t post these guys because at the verylastsecond I thought they were too purple. And too buck-toothed. And they had a crooked comb-over bang. So basically, these truffles pretty much look like a gawky high school boy. Not really what I had in mind when I was trying to make cool truffles.

But I digress.

I have a couple fun facts to share related to these truffles. They’ll probably make you think wow, she’s weird, but if you didn’t know that already, spoiler alert, it gets weirder.

Moving on.

So first of all, in high school I was mildly obsessed with Dracula–the book. I thought it was so deep and creepy and cool and totally felt bad for lonely old Dracula sitting up in his castle when he wasn’t crawling down walls backwards or eating people. I don’t really want to know what this says about my psyche.

Second, as a kid I was SO embarrassed when my dad would tell the story about my birth. Oh, your dad didn’t do that to humiliate you? Weird.

My dad would LOVE telling people about how, upon my arrival into this world, I was purple. Bright, violet purple. And how he was frantically asking the doctor if I was okay and if that was normal and all that. It was, I was (well, mostly normal) and I am no longer purple (obviously).

Alsoooo, as a kid I had what I thought were buck teeth. I always had issues with my teeth, especially my front, because they were two different lengths. How awkward. So even as a child, I had a “good side” and a “bad side” for pictures. I still do. So if you ever take pictures with me on my bad side, prepare to never see that picture as long as I will live.

What do these truffles have to do with my ramblings? They’re vampires, like Dracula. They’re purple, like I was (maybe I’m a vampire? I don’t know, I was once moderately obsessed with Twilight; sue me); and they have buck teeth, thus making them more silly than scary.

Again, I was hesitant to post them because I’m a bratty perfectionist and these weren’t “scary” enough, but then I realized, if life gave a Dracula-loving, semi-buck-toothed, purple baby like me a chance, I had to give a buck-fanged, purple, slightly awkward vampire truffle a chance. It’s like karma or something.

Bite me.

Vampire Truffles

1 pkg Nutter Butters, finely crushed
4 oz (about half a can) cream cheese icing
1 pkg purple candy coating wafers
Red Dots candies
Yogurt chips
Tootsie Rolls
White sprinkles
Black pearl sprinkles

1. In a large bowl, combine the crushed cookie crumbs and cream cheese icing until blended; roll into 1″ balls and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Freeze until firm.
2. Meanwhile, melt your candy melts according to package directions. Dip the truffles in, one at a time, coating completely; allow excess coating to drip off. Allow the truffles to dry before decorating.
3. To decorate, I cut a red Dot candy in thirds for the mouth, then gently attached it with a little melted candy. I attached the yogurt chips to the sticky side of the Dot candy to make fangs. That’s your mouth.
4. For the eyes, I carefully attached two quinn sprinkles and let them set before carefully attaching two black sugar pearls to the quinns with candy melts. I used a toothpick to make it more precise. Those are the eyes.
5. For the hair, gently roll out the Tootsie Roll with your palm until flat. With a sharp paring knife, gently cut out triangles for the hair. Gently press the hair onto the truffle, point in the front. And you’re done!

Again, these truffles are totally more silly than spooky and super goofy, but that’s kinda why I like them. In a way, I’m a lot like these truffles. Don’t judge me.

Also, I know this is like, my second truffle recipe in two days. My brilliance experienced a temporary lapse in creativity and I thought “OMG TRUFFLES” yet again because who doesn’t?

Happy Saturday!!

xo, Hayley



  1. Great job!! I love them and I love your reasoning!! So happy you shared them!!

  2. Way cute!! Love them 🙂

  3. so adorable! I love halloween themes like these!

  4. These are cute, Hayley!

  5. My 4-year-old daughter just saw your pictures and asked my wife to make her the purple vampires. Does that make you feel better about the truffles?

  6. If it makes you feel any better, my dad thought I was a puppy.

  7. This was such a funny post, I just loved it!! Purple happens to be my favorite color. I love it on flowers and on Dracula truffles, probably babies too! I’m not sure which I like more, the teeth or the hair!

  8. Heh, these make me laugh. I’m glad you posted them. Maybe they’re pre 50’s or so goofy high school vampies? Ya know, before braces were invented? 😉 And I’m so glad you’re no purple now. That’d be a funny Halloween costume just for your parents though!!

  9. These are so super cute and fun!

  10. I love them!!! Jordan says: they look great! 🙂 (FYI, she is looking over my shoulder as I read blogs and specifically asked me to come here. :))

  11. LOL, these are adorable and I just loved reading your reasoning – up with purple buck teethed vampires!

  12. I prefer silly and goofy to spooky and scary, so I happen to think they are adorable!!! Just like you:-)

  13. Nutter butters plus vampires? Delicious and adorable. Love them.

  14. Buck Toothed or not I love these guys!! oh and P.S. you were not the only one obbsessed with Dracula in High School! I did 2 papers on the book in College also! Oh and I hate my too large too crooked front teeth!


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